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Obama Claims It’s Easier For Teens To Get Glocks Than Books

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President Obama said it’s easier for a teenager in some communities to get a gun than a computer or a book during an address Tuesday at the memorial service honoring five police officers killed in Dallas.

“We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than to get his hands on a computer or a book,” Obama said.

According to the Pew Research Center, 87 percent of teens have access to a computer, and 73 percent have access to a smartphone. The American Library Association estimates that there are approximately 119,487 libraries in the United States, and that is obviously just one of countless ways to obtain a book.

Some of course took issue with Obama’s claim.

The Official White House Twitter account tweeted a reiteration of his comment, but left out the assertion that guns were easier to obtain than books. The Tweet simply states that guns are easier for teens to access than computers. 

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